Next Article in Journal
A Short Report on the Lack of a Pyrogenic Response of Australian Genomic Group IV Isolates of Coxiella burnetii in Guinea Pigs
Previous Article in Journal
Correction: Tendler, M., et al. Current Status of the Sm14/GLA-SE Schistosomiasis Vaccine: Overcoming Barriers and Paradigms towards the First Anti-Parasitic Human(itarian) Vaccine. Trop. Med. Infect. Dis. 2018, 3, 121
Open AccessReview

Escherichia hermannii Infections in Humans: A Systematic Review

Department of Internal Medicine & Infectious Diseases, University Hospital of Heraklion, Heraklion, Crete PC 71500, Greece
Trop. Med. Infect. Dis. 2019, 4(1), 17;
Received: 7 January 2019 / Revised: 16 January 2019 / Accepted: 18 January 2019 / Published: 21 January 2019
Eshcerichia hermannii is a member of the Enterobacteriaceae, first described in 1982 and reclassified as a distinct species in the Escherichia genus after identifying biochemical and genomic differences from E. coli. It is a rare cause of human infections and is supposed to be a co-infector rather than an autonomous cause of infection. The aim of this systematic review was to record and evaluate all available evidence regarding human infections by E. hermannii. A systematic review of PubMed (through 21 December 2018) for studies providing epidemiological, clinical, and microbiological information, as well as treatment data and outcomes of E. hermannii infections was performed. A total of 16 studies, containing data of 17 patients, were eventually included in the analysis. The most common E. hermannii infections were bacteremias, urinary tract, and central nervous system infections. The complication rate, like the occurrence of sepsis, was high. Cephalosporins and aminoglycosides were the most common agents used for treatment. This systematic review describes bacterial infections by E. hermannii and provides information on the epidemiology, clinical presentation, antibiotic resistance, treatment, and outcomes associated with these infections. View Full-Text
Keywords: Escherichia hermannii; bacteremia; UTI; urinary tract infection Escherichia hermannii; bacteremia; UTI; urinary tract infection
Show Figures

Figure 1

MDPI and ACS Style

Ioannou, P. Escherichia hermannii Infections in Humans: A Systematic Review. Trop. Med. Infect. Dis. 2019, 4, 17.

Show more citation formats Show less citations formats
Note that from the first issue of 2016, MDPI journals use article numbers instead of page numbers. See further details here.

Article Access Map by Country/Region

Back to TopTop